What are some of the physiological effects of catechlamines?
Brain: Increased blood flow & glucose metabolism
Cardiovascular system: Increased cardiac contractility & rate, peripheral vasoconstriction.
Pulmonary system: Increased ventilations & O2 supply, bronchodilation.
Liver: Increased gluconeogenesis & glycogenolysis, decrease in glycogen synthesis.
GI & genitourinary tracts: Decrease in protein synthesis.
Muscle: Increase in glycogenolysis, contraction, dilation of skeletal muscle vasculature.
Skeleton: Decreased glucose uptake & utilization (insulin release decreased).
Adipose tissue: Increased lipolysis, increased fatty acids and glycerol.
Skin: Decreased blood flow
Lymphoid tissue: Increased protein breakdown, shrinkage of lymphoid tissue